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Great emka 2020-12-13 0:19

Hello Ronny, They like huge Buddha statues in Myanmar, but also in Thailand and China. This one is amazing, although a bit kitschy. I was there too, see:

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Old 12-13-2020, 08:11 AM
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Hello Gert!
I guess the Buddha you have seen is Shwethalyaung-Buddha
It is in a roofed hall and the frontside is open.
The Buddha, which has a length of 55 metres (180 ft) and a height of 16 metres (52 ft), is believed to have been built in 994, during the reign of Mon King Migadepa. It was lost in 1757 when Pegu was pillaged. During British colonial rule, in 1880, the Shwethalyaung Buddha was rediscovered under a cover of jungle growth. Restoration began in 1881, and Buddha's mosaic pillows (on its left side) were added in 1930.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:10 AM
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hello Ronny and Gert,

The story of this other big Buddha in Bago is here:
Maybe I will show the whole monument one day?

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